Yea I'm into old Jeeps

jims chop shop

Scrambler Junkie
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stafford
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va
#22
I always wanted a commando, I've come close to owning one twice. Right before I bought my Scrambler I just missed getting a one owner with very little rust for 3 grand. I had the cash but a guy had gave a deposit right before I showed up. Oh well, guess it wasn't meant to be. It's on my bucket list to own one.
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bigwalton

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Dexter
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MI
#23
My wife loves the Commandos and we looked at one for sale near me. Screaming deal for what it was but the paint had been done in the most unfortunate purple/brown and was too nice to redo. Couldn’t get past the color and we just didn’t have the room anyway. Was surprised she even wanted to look at it.

So sad to see them sitting and rotting, but the sagging scoop always makes me cringe. Such a horrible idea and always looks SO awful.
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
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Cave Creek
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AZ
#25
I love this line " Improbable to have two under the same tree. " its great Walker! very true they only made like under 1000 of these, going from memory, and one year only. They are quite ugly in my opinion. I do like the regular ones tho 67-71.
It's be like having two Jambos, a white one and a gold one, parked under the same tree. Improbable and depressing at the same time.
 

Randyzzz

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Redmond
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OR
#26
I had a really cool 70 Jeepster when I got my 82 Scrambler. My wife loved it, probably more than the Scrambler. I found the Jeepster while looking for a Scrambler. I ended up selling it to Jeff White when I had to decide which one to keep. (I also had a 72 Bullnose Commando too, but never got it going). Anyways, I’ve had my eye on a Jeepster in a tow yard for over 10 years now. I call about once a year- always the same story- not for sale. Someday.
 

tower210

Scrambler Junkie
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Olathe
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KS
#30
I had a colleague just pick one up in pretty good condition for $3k. Someone started a project and lost interest... they even had bought a new set of springs with it... my guy didn’t even want the commando...he was looking for a scout
 

jerseyjeeps

Crazy about AMC Jeeps
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Landing
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NJ
#32
I meant others than the Hurst version, as referenced in the under the same tree line.... I like 67-71 best, and by saying - excluding the bullnose 72-73 front end, which is even worse IMHO. I really like what you did to yours putting the CJ nose on it. That to me is really the best overall looking way to build a commando. :twocents:
 
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jerseyjeeps

Crazy about AMC Jeeps
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NJ
#33
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My 68 project. Has CJ axles with 86 Dana 44, custom springs, and is just a roller the way I found it. Might do a CJ nose but first to get it running under its own power.

As far as into old Jeeps I’ve got a bit of a bug but not nearly as bad as 76-86 CJs.... This one, 64 FC170, 63 J-300 dually, 62 gladiator , 64 Wag...48 CJ2a, and another 2a roller.
 
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Randyzzz

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OR
#34
I've always enjoyed seeing pics of this one... what was involved in converting the front end? 72-73s are pretty common and expensive around here, but can't stand the bull nose.
I put a CJ front on my Bullnose. It all bolted right up, but the bottom of the fenders where it meets the body doesn’t match up cosmetically. I’ve got a pic somewhere ... Found them. The first pic shows it with CJ fenders, the second 2 with YJ fenders. Jersey, If you ever want to sell yours...
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The 70 that I sold to Jeff.
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Flatie46

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Russllville
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TN
#35
The first Commando I almost bought was a trade in on a car lot I worked at when I was a teen back in the 80's. I want to say it was a '71 with a V6 and a 4speed. I drove it to lunch one day and loved it. I was into Toyota 4x4's at the time, didn't know anything about Jeeps or Commando's. I drove it to the local 4x4 shop and asked the owner what he thought about them. He said you couldn't buy an off the shelf lift for it you would have to buy custom springs and it would be expensive to lift. He seemed pretty negative about it and pretty much persuaded me into thinking I should pass on it. He was a hardcore bronco guy though and had one in Four Wheeler mag so I thought he knew stuff. lol Looking back I really regret not buying it.
 
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